Jacobs Senior Aquatic Ecologist in North Sydney, Australia
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Our bodies and environment all depend on water, it is the building block that supports all life. Water issues are becoming increasingly prominent as we struggle with disparity between water availability and demands, water pollution, and competition for limited water resources. At Jacobs, our scientists, engineers, and planners are working together with clients to find the right solutions to their water challenges.
A career at Jacobs provides you with the opportunity to make a positive impact and deliver solutions that bring value to our communities, and society as a whole. With a workforce of 55,000 operating across much of the globe, we use our Solutions and Technology framework to provide technical development to our staff, which then enables us to develop innovative ideas to solve our client’s challenges. Our water business provides the full spectrum of consulting services from advisory and engineering through to operations and asset management.
On top of the exposure to challenging projects and career development opportunities, we offer competitive remuneration packages and multiple staff benefits such as paid parental and partner leave, purchase leave, and mental health & wellbeing programs, to name a few. We also support a plethora of flexible working practices such as flexible start/end times, job share arrangements, working from home, and part-time arrangements.
About the role
We are looking for a Senior Environmental Scientist (Aquatic ecology and water quality) to help us deliver a strong pipeline of work on high profile and challenging projects for clients such as Water Infrastructure NSW (WINSW), NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Sydney Water, Hunter Water and Transport for NSW. There are also opportunities to support colleagues in our infrastructure groups in delivering road, rail and energy infrastructure projects across Australia and New Zealand.
The purpose of this role is to undertake aquatic ecology and water quality investigations and assessments and to collaboratively work with other disciplines on both small and large complex projects. You would be required to provide aquatic ecology and water quality expertise through collecting, analysing and interpreting data, and presenting it a way that effectively communicates your evidence and recommendations so that our clients can make decisions. You will have sufficient knowledge of legislation and policies relevant to aquatic ecology and water quality, and be equipped to work collaboratively with other disciplines to ensure successful delivery of multidisciplinary infrastructure projects. You will also be able to prepare and implement monitoring or management programs to review water quality performance.
You will work with a team of passionate scientists and engineers who truly value diversity and technical excellence and come from backgrounds in the private and public sectors, as well as academia. We will support you with your career ambitions through mentoring, formal and informal training, and attendance at conferences.
It is expected that you will have some project management experience, and will be able to write proposals for, win and manage smaller projects within the area of your technical expertise, and contribute to more complex projects.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
You will be responsible for:
• Undertaking and leading a range of aquatic ecology and natural resource management projects, including both office-based and field-based activities.
• Preparation of risk assessments and method statements, data collation and analysis.
• Providing specialist support to other technical disciplines within Jacobs, including for infrastructure projects.
• Liaison with clients, stakeholders and regulators, and with the wider Jacobs teams across the globe
• Presenting information to clients and stakeholders at meetings in a concise and effective manner.
• Authoring complex assessments / reports.
• Managing projects so that they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the agreed quality.
- Develop internal and external client contacts
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